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CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
and clear economistment of both sides to the middle east. >> did president obama do the right thing by entering intoing this interim agreement with iran? >> if they will really transform the 00 kilograms backward, reprocessed into nondangerous materials and if they stop the activities in the heavy water reactor in iraq. so that's clear. but the very structure of two stages make it the burden of proof delayed for six months. >> but it's worth a chance, right? it's better than going to war. >> i don't know. it's too early to pass judgment. the real challenge is that iran remains very close and they might try to manipulate the americans or the west of the p5-plus-1. >> what's the bottom line? did the president do the right thing? >> the president probably didn't have a choice but to negotiate with the iranians, but the real test will come. it's waiting for the rest of the world if iran is not blocked from turning into military nuclear power, we will all regret it because the consequences are far much more dangerous than those that might stem out even from a direct physical attack on th
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
about president obama. >> all right, professor, and david gergen, thank you, gentlemen, so much for being with us here today. >> thank you. >>> well, where throngs of people have gathered outside the home of nelson mandela all day today. we'll be going to johannesburg, dignitaries are headed to south africa to remember the leader. president obama will have additional vips with him on air force one. 1ñp i don't just make things for a living i take pride in them. so when my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis was also on display, i'd had it. i finally had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer have happened. blood, liver and
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
are seeing $15 an hour and a right to form a union. in washington president obama is making income in equality one of the pieces of his second term agenda. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than to increase taxes on the wealthy at this point in time because that's been ruled off the table by co
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all aircraft travelling through the zone previously recognized air space to al dentify themselves as chinese authorities. asked jay carney was about this. you can see all of his remarks at c-span.org. here's a look. remains ited states announced hat china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
this tingle up my leg. >> the president obama lovefest. "hannity" starts here, right now. we have a busy show planned. our hearts are with nelson mandela who died at 95. he was jailed for nearly three decades fighting against apartheid. we'll follow the story at the fox news channel. we are learning more and more about what a disaster obama care is. millions are learning they cannot keep the doctors they have on their insurance plan. they were promised they could but they can't. the website is such a mess people can't sign up. it is plagued with huge security risks and we are left with no choice. this law has to be repealed, replaced and like they did when they were selling the disastrous low to the american people, democrat democrats are lying again to save the law. they say republicans have no solutions. the republicans do have an alternative plan. it could save $2 trillion over ten years. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. reince priebus is with us. >> thank you for having me on. you rattled off a bunch of problems just to name a few. >> just to name a few. b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
? >>> all right. we're waiting for president obama to come out and give a speech on the economy. we'll have that for you in just a few minutes. >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the pour. we are waiting for president obama to talk about changing that and other aspects of the economy. that is the woman that will be introducing him. and we'll have him in just a few moments. mike viqueira joins us for now with more on what to expect from the president. good morning. >> stephanie. good morning. as usual when it comes to politics and policy in washington, it is complicated. the president is trying to put forward his agenda for the state of the union speech and for the last three years of his presidency. he is going to take the populous
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awakened
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
it was a privilege and honor to be there. the first and only time they met is right after president obama was elected senator in 2005. it was at a hotel here in washington. the president and then senator was not on nelson mandela's schedule but he stayed strong and persevered and he got himself on that schedule. they had a brief meeting and there is an iconic photo take than day by one of the president's aides and that photo hangs in the west wing. >> the only photo that exists of that meeting, by the way. karen travers reporting live from washington. thank you. >>> mandela died at his home surrounded by his youngest daughters who were in london at the time attending a premier about of a film about his life. they asked the film be played until the end. the audience which included prince william, was only told that mandela died as the credits rolled. the marquee lit up in his honor. new york was the first stop on his u.s. tour in 1990. he wanted to go to harlem because the people knew about resistance and fighting for change. stay with abc news as we remember nelson mandela's lel legacy. information a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
the 1970's. right now it's $7.25. president obama has suggested bumping up minimum wage. if americans were paid for how hard they truly work, minimum wage should be $22 an hour. improvements in the economy are not felt by most people and that concerns the president who worries the american dream of working yourself up may be you turning into that, just a dream. >> just stark numbers. appreciate it. >>> now to ca capitol hill where congress has a lot on it's aplate, but it's not clear if lawmakers will get anything done. the white house is back in session and it plans to leave town on december 13th. the senate hopes to wrap up it's business on the 20th. let's go to capitol hill, libby, how much home i hope is there tt anything will get done? >> reporter: there is a long list of items that the republicans and democrats would like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending bill and food stamps and agriculture agenda. and he's trying to push congress to extend unemployment benefits. long-term unemployment benefits set to expire on the 28th. they give 18 months of benefits to americans
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right now as we await for the president to speak about the passing of nelson mandela. >> i know it will be some heartfelt remarks from the president because when you think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madeva. he is the father of modern south africa, dead at 95. >> interestingly right now a lot of south africans are asleep because it is past midnight in south africa. so they're going to wake up to this news. those who have heard, many of them, probably heard on social media. we saw some reports on twitter and facebo
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
at it as almost a proxy for what had happened in america during the civil rights movement and i think it awakened and it was a revelation for many, many americans. >> i'm sure president obama and i'm sure you'll agree was deeply disappointed when he was in south africa earlier this year, with his family, he was not able to go and meet president mandela, because he was so gravely ill. i'm sure he would have loved to have done that, but he obviously couldn't. he'll head to south africa in the coming days for the funeral, this will be an important event not only for president obama but for the united states. >> yes, and again, wolf, mandela has not been himself for a number of years. i think it was understandable he wasn't able to meet with the president. mandela say man of such great pride. the last few years when his memory was failing him, he felt awkward, seeing people, but i do think it's a great opportunity for president obama, president obama has had an important and deep focus on africa, the young african leaders initiative that he started as something that he cares a great deal about, so i
Comedy Central
Dec 2, 2013 9:30am PST
? they filibustered him, too? well, that just proves they're bipartisan. they'll filibuster anyone obama nominates. ( laughter ) and we can't trust the democrats with all this powers, folks. they can't do anything right. at harry reid's press conference announcing the end of the filibuster, they misspelled filibuster with two "ls." ( laughter ) that says philly-busters, which i assume are cops who arrest female horses. ( laughter ) and i don't even believe the democrats are really against the filibuster. because their poster clearly says they're again-sts this spem. but they niewkd it. they went ahead and niewkd it. what's going to happen in washington now? something? we were this close to achieving a zen-like state of perfect government nothingness. not since buddha have so many fat, bald men worked so hard to do so little. ( laughter ) ( applause ) and folks i have to tell you it's not just the senate. i am sad to report america is losing the battle against gay marriage. the district of columbia and 16 states have legalized man-on mantwoimony including just last week hawaii. it's aloa traditiona
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
's utterly embarrassing for the president not to have put together the right technical website operation. i'm going to put aside i think it's a lousy product. you know that. i oppose obama care. but i want to go back to this whole technical issue of the screw up around the website. question number one, mr. deinz has come in as the savior and putting this back together in some shape or form. why didn't they go to a guy like zients to quarterback this operation in the first place because, as i'm sure you would agree, the political catastrophic downfall of obama because of this website has been just completely off the charts. if they had done this right with a quarterback, you know, zients is a talented guy. why didn't they start there? >> you got me, larry. i agree with you completely that the past two months -- my job has been much more difficult because there that's been significant political fallout from fact that this website has been a mess. that the launch has been riddled with and made all our jobs much more difficult on the side of people who support obama care. no question whatsoever
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:30pm EST
be the biggest winners from senate democrats' decision to gut the minority party's filibuster rights on nominations their top priority, president obama's second-term regulations on climate change, is likely to have a better shot at surviving challenges once obama's nominees are confirmed for the crucial u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia." end quote. and "the washington post" wrote this -- quote -- "democrats say the shift in the court will be especially important given obama's legislative proposals have little chance to prevail in the g.o.p.-controlled house. the most contentious issue likely to face the appeals court are climate change regulations being pursued by the e.p.a. the measures represent obama's most ambitious effort to combat climate change in his second term. coal-fired power plants are the key source of carbon emissions, at a time when such proposals have no chance of passage in congress." end of quote from "the post." the same "washington post" article acknowledged the importance of removing the judicial check on obamacare -- quote -- "the court is e
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
pleasure to follow the right honorable let's president obama attend the funeral of nelson mandela. as well as first lady michelle obama, laura bush, and hillary clinton. we have coverage of the memorial service tomorrow at 4:00 eastern on c-span2. a member of the agricultural and armed services committee. for the business community's we will be joined by john engler, president of the business roundtable. you can call. washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> carl levin came to the floor earlier today to discuss the 2014 program bill. in the past he has tried to take it in order to get the legislation passed. levin was joined by james in half and john mccain. this is 35 minutes. will beresident, senator withhold? >> morning businesses close. the senate will resume consideration. military activities and so forth and further purposes. left for the thanksgiving break, senator inhofe and i said that we would come to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
is the fact that president obama has expressed support in the past couple of days for the movement that has drawn nearly 50,000 signatures on an online petition to secure the right to unionize. this woman says, we have to pay extensive rent, food, and metro. $10 after 11 years, it's just not enough. >> back here live, a typical fast food employee makes just $19,000 a year. some of these folks say they are willing to get arrested to get the point across. right now, they are on a lunch break. we will have to see what happens for the rest of the day. >> in just about 30 minutes, montgomery counties new minimum- wage bill will officially become law. giveeggett is scheduled to the bill his signature. a higher wage in over the next four years and would eventually reach $11.50 an hour by 2015. -- 2017. year more for a full- time year-round worker. income a billionaire has learned her fate for a crash that killed a woman in northern virginia. the co-owner of the mars candy company received a $2500 fine and her license was suspended for six months. suvctober, her porsche crossed the centerline on 50
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
apartheid in south africa to the battle over obama care. >> he was fighting against some great injustice. i would make the argument we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that has taken over and is controlling people's lives and obama care is front and center in that. >> ryan, what gives? >> i think we have to add apartheid -- >> f.w. de klerk, such a better person than mitch mcconnell. >> we have to add apartheid to that list of issues you shouldn't compare in modern american politics -- >> right. naziism, slavery, apartheid. >> there are issues that were unique historically and no matter how bad you think things are in american politics right now, comparisons are never going to be apt. >> nelson mandela supported universal health care. i think the comparison, like the pope, i think the comparison is kind of -- >> i would tell you this. i think neither side should be using the man, a dead man, deceased man we are honoring to make cheap political shots. >> amen to that. ana, ryan, neera, you guys continue in the green room. >>
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:30am PST
, and there was no evidence that they had met. and that was what was conveyed. nobody spoke to the president. when omar obama said the other day -- and there were reports he said the other day -- that president obama, back when he was a law school student had stayed with him in cambridge, i thought it was the right thing to do to go ask him. >> carney went on to say the white house had zero involvement in the case and the president has not seen his uncle in 20 years. as for omar obama, an immigration judge said he could stay in the country because he qualified for permanent residency. >>> the man once call called america's top cop back in the big apple. new york mayor elect bill deblass yo announced bill bratton as new yorks's police commissioner. he ran the police force 20 years ago and he vowed to repair the relationship between officers and minority neighborhoods amid the nypd's controversial stop and frisk program, a tactic he has embraced in the pass while the incoming mayor has criticized it, bratton said a book he read when he was 9 will guide him on his new beat. >> i checked this thing out so often
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
you have democrats fighting so many issues right now, they have a sinking popularity among their leader, president obama, they're defending a lot of senate seats this coming election, obamacare is causing them real heart burn, they're going to have a rob when it comes -- a problem when it comes to turnout and a base that's not enthusiastic. that duds affect a -- that does affect a party. so these are very real issues. now, both sides have the beauty of this: you can stiff your base because at the end of the day they have nowhere else to go. the question is, will they go to the polls and support the candidates, or will they stay home in and i think when you look to 2014, democrats have a lot of work to do right now with their popularity numbers and their policies, they're just not popular. obamacare's the driver of that. >> and that was projected last year with turnout being low among democrats, and you had african-americans -- >> obamacare wasn't relevant then, david. david -- >> obamacare was the. [inaudible conversations] jon: jenna's going to kill me, so i have to leave
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
life. >> reporter: president obama paid homage to a civil rights icon. >> let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the mark of the moral universe toward justice. >> reporter: queen elizabeth remembered his efforts. his legacy is the peaceful south africa we see today, she said. a glittering film premiere in london attended by the royal couple and two of mandela's daughters celebrated the movie of his life, "long walk to freedom." his death was announced as the credits rolled. >> extremely tragic news. we are just reminded what an extraordinary man he was. >> reporter: mandela will have a state funeral but it was his leading by example that helped so many. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with here on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: this country is now in an official state of mourning. his body will lie in state for viewing and a funeral is expected. matt, back to you. >> richard, thanks so muc
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
suspect he will get right up to the next election and where there ever to be an contest that's unimaginable between joe biden and hillary clinton in the nominating process i can't imagine barack obama weighing in on that one. in the larger context joe biden is doing hillary clinton a favor by having his name out there. the idea he can keep this as a race or contest the better it is for her if she decides to run to have joe biden suggesting at this stage anyway that he's thinking of the process. >> coming up we'll talk much more about the life and legacy of nelson mandela. we'll break for a little sports. may end up being the first pick, bridgewater. the play you must see, a hail mary, next in "morning joe" sports. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? was a truly amazing day.e
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big news for major college football. >> reporter: the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations against florida state quarterback jameis winston said that his investigation is complete, and he will announce his findings tomorrow afternoon. now william meggs said its up
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
of the agreement right there. what's the reaction of the obama admks? what's been the reaction of the negotiators? do they have egg on their faces? do they look a little foolish from this agreement they've struck? we haven't heard anything from the current negotiators. there's also no stop in the missile testing. if iran has a nuclear weapon, if they have the fuel for a nuclear weapon, and if they have the capability to deliver that weapon through missile testing, i'd say they've got something. there's also no stopping terrorism from iran and there's no stop in human rights abuses. many americans aren't aware that there are americans who are eing held hostage today in iran. when ronald reagan dealt with the soviet union to try to end the cold war, ronald reagan handed the soviets a list of dissidents that he wanted freed. in order for him to begin these talks with the soviet union. he sent a signal to the soviet union. it said in america, we believe every american life counts. that sent a very strong message. in the case of the obama administration negotiators they didn't even bring it up. they d
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
that -- that's right. there's a real personal connection here, president obama was only 19 when he got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he ever gave a political address was about this issue. it was 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college in california. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and a political idol whose legendary struggle fueled his earliest ambiti ambitions. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir, "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awaken me to the wider world and the obligation we all have to stand up for what it is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear we did
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
he sort of is dipping his toe into that now a little bit early. >> i do think that cornell is right. this is a base that has been demoralized in the last few weeks and months because of the debacle that has been the obama care rollout. it is important to republican that to listen to that speech today, you would have to think he has not been president for five years. his inability to get things done is congress is because he did not work with many people up there. he doesn't have good relationships with democrats on capitol hill. >> what republicans are going to vote for the increase in minimum wage, that's not realistic. >> but they said politically we're going to try to block everything he does. they had been true to form there. when he had a democratic majority that worked with him, they passed legislation that pulled us out of recession. if he had republicans that kraech -- reach across the aisle, there is support. where remembers want to see greater economic opportunity and the larger reforms, and the president has not been very successful. there is corporate tax reform -- >> th
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> major, let's turn to obama care healthcare.gov website. it appears there are improvements. shon shoppers have had a better experience. >> reporter: that's right. the first part is much much better. consumers go on the federal health care website, look for a plan, put in financial information, see if they qualify for a financial subsidy from the federal government and select a plan. that part is working better. the second part is not. the data that consumers put in is transferred to insurance companies. in many cases that data doesn't arrive at all or in a garbled fashion. those that think they enrolled won't have purchased a plan. yesterday, it was work jointly with the insurance industry to find a fix. it's the first time officials have brought in the insurance companies to fix the problem. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
old issue, about the income gap, certainly plays a part in the right track-wrong track as another way to put it. >> president obama talking about it the other day. >> but the fact is the situation's gotten worse in the last three years. more than 90% of the income increases over the past three years have gone to the top 1%. so it's possible that you have -- look, these are great numbers. but the fact is that a lot of people are not feeling it, even if they have a job. so i don't think that it's just the jobless rate that people look at, because only jobless rate that counts is the one in your household. a lot of people may have a job, but it's not enough of a job, or it doesn't pay enough, or it's only part-time, whatever it is, and that's why you see the differential between, hey, look, the jobless rate is going down, and people going, i think we're on the wrong track. >> candy crowley, the brilliant candy crowley, thank you for joining me. tune in for stre"state of the u" at 9:00 in the morning. >> here's breaking news we have to get to now. as we reported a couple minutes ago, as m
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
right -- the house run by republicans. leadership for a longtime hasn't really been able to completely control their members. there is a lot of opposition to president obama, which does not make compromise easy. we are at a unique time in where no one is able to get along or agree on any of the big things. would make is a lot of republicans say they don't think that the measure should be bills passed in terms of whether congress is productive. are trying to fight the battle on the health-care law and are being more of. we have been talking with ian swanson. thank you for joining us this morning. now to marietta, georgia. david is on our line for independents. is whenmy main comment we look at the nsa spying activity, if you know a lot about somebody you can manipulate their behavior. looking at a americans and foreigners abroad, i think about a lot of people who don't have much. now there is this force that has the ability to know anything about them. think it is any different than some he cheating and car's. you know aketing, if lot about the person you are trying to influence and pur
FOX
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >>> and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year. but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. >>> all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
-- >> right. >>> let's move now to our political gut check of the morning. president obama is recommitting himself to closing the growing gap between the rich and the poor. in a speech he delivered from one of washington's working class neighborhoods, he said making the economy work for all americans is in his words the defining challenge of our time. here to talk more about this, john avlon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> the president has talked about this and pushed to are this issue before. why now? >> the president and white house is pushing this idea. he wants to make this a signature issue of his second term. first of all going back to his roots as a community organizer, this is a president who cares about these issues. thiscy fundamental fault line in the current debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have someone who is fixated and focused on addressing this issue of inequality over the course of this presidency
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
this morning and they said right now they expect tonight's events to go on as scheduled. prior to the big event, honorees will be hosted by president obama at the white house. shirley mcclan, billy joel, carlos santana, herbie hancock. >>> out of northwest, d.c. police are investigating a fatal shooting a few blocks from military road. they arrived at the scene on 9th and sheridan at 9:00 last night and immediately found a man lying dead on the ground. officials have not released the identity of the man or any leads on the suspect. >> a little more than an hour ago, several roads intersecting with as pen road in rockville are closed due to an accident overnight. officers closed off the area at 1:00 this morning when they received a call of a single car accident. the roadways are expected to reopen soon. two people are dead and six others are in the hospital after a serious accident in prince george's county. two children are among those hurt. the accident happened at central avenue and shady glen drive 11:00 last night. police officers had to cut some of the victims out of the vehicle. at last
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
mandela. his ex-wife winnie mandela and jacob zuma attended a church service on sunday. president obama and bush and africa for mem -- memorial services. peole have been sharing their stories. for some it's personal. morgan radford spent time had his family and will tell us about that. >> that's right. i had the privilege of interviewing nelson mandela's grandson about his legacy. >> in 2012 i interviewed nelson mandela's grand son who went to live with nelson mandela when he was 11 years old. >> before he became president in "93 i stayed with him, basically since "93. >> he told me about the first time he met his grandfather when he was behind bars serving his sentence. >> i was eight or nine. my parents told me we were going to see my grandfather. >> nelson mandela had been moved to a housing gaol. it was in a poor area of soweto. >> when we got to the place, it had a vcr. a beautiful house, as well as a pool. i was like, "wow, when i grow up i want to go to gaol." i thought that's how people lived. i thought i wanted to be like my grandfather and go to gaol, because this is the life
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
vet van is now safely on a flight to san francisco right now. good news this morning. north korea freed 85 aer-year-o merrill newman for more than a month. cnn's athena jones is covering this from the white house. athenia, the obama administration, they've got to be relieved? why did they release mr. newman? >> good morning, victor. this is certainly good news. north korea said they released newman for humanitarian reasons after what they're calling an apology from newman made earlier this morning detailing allege d in inde. and now he's happy to have been released and we got a chance to catch up with him, reporters did in beijing. let's listen to what he had to say there. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. and i appreciate the tolerance that bprk government has given me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what are you going to do first thing? what would you like to do? >> i'll go happily and see my wife. >> and certainly, after merrill newman sees his wife, there is going to be a lot of people like us want to talk to him. victor. >> athenia, i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
for stephanie. >> all right. nick thank you. >>> president obama joined leaders around the world in mourning the death of nelson mandela. the president and first lady are expected to attend the state burial in south africa. they once in 2005 when the president was a senator in illinois. libby casey joins us now with reaction from are washington. good morning. >> good morning, stephanie. reactions are coming in from all corners of politics, and the reactions that are both personal as well as remembrances of political moments. president obama talked about how he was first inspired to get involved in politics as a college student to get to an anti apartheid rally. and he remembered the day that nelson mandela was freed from prison. he said it was a moment that he saw as a potential that was guided by their likes and not their fears. >> it calls to us to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never discount the difference that one person can make, so strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >>> george h.w. bush was in the presidency when
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